My interests lie at the intersection of art, architectural, cultural, and social history of Germany during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Broadly, I am drawn to the relationship between art, architecture, and politics under the Third Reich. More specifically, I am interested in the afterlife of art, architecture, and cultural relics relating to Nazism in post-1945 Germany, and how memories and treatment of these physical objects by governmental and cultural institutions have shaped the concept of "coming to terms with the past" in a post-unification, democratic Germany.

  • Modern German History

MA Title:

  • "'Can Stones Be Guilty?': The Former Nazi Reichsbank Building and its Rededication as the Auswärtiges Amt in Berlin."

Working Dissertation Title:

  • "Dangerous or Banal? The Legacy of Nazi Artwork in Germany and the United States Post-1945"


  • BA Syracuse University, MA University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Center for German and European Studies/DAAD Research Fellow (Fall 2016)

  • Kaplan Award for Research on Social Justice (Fall 2016)

  • Center for German and European Studies Fellowship for Dissertation Research (Fall 2016, Fall 2014)

  • Fulbright Scholarship (Fall 2014-2015)

  • DAAD Intensive German Language Study Grant (Summer 2013)

  • University Fellow (2011-present)

  • Morgridge Fellow (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)

  • University Scholar, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)

  • College Marshal for the 2010 College of Arts and Sciences graduating class, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)

  • Remembrance Scholar, Syracuse University (Fall 2009)

  • Coronat Scholar, Syracuse University (Fall 2006-Spring 2010)

  • Orlin Prize for Outstanding Thesis, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)

  • Marquardt Prize for Outstanding History Thesis, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)

  • Hotchkiss Distinguished Historian Award, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Historical Association, German Studies Association, Central European History Society

Courses Taught as TA:

  • History 119: Europe 1500-1815
  • History 124: Britain since 1688
  • History 357: The Second World War

Jennifer Gramer

Jennifer Gramer

Rudy J. Koshar

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)